The Ultimate Guide on Getting Your Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP)

From October 1, 2024, all foreign-registered vehicles entering Malaysia from Singapore will need to have a Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) equipped with a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag. 

This new regulation, announced by the Malaysian Transport Minister, aims to streamline border crossings and enhance road safety. 

In this article, we break down everything you need to know about obtaining and using a VEP-RFID tag.

Who Needs a VEP?

If you own a foreign-registered vehicle, whether it’s a private car, commercial vehicle, or motorcycle, you must register for a VEP before entering Malaysia. 

This requirement also extends to embassy and government vehicles. 

Failing to comply can result in fines up to RM2,000 (approximately SGD 640) or even imprisonment for up to six months.

Steps to Apply for a VEP

  1. Register Online:
    • Visit the Road Traffic Department’s official website:
    • Create an account using your personal details, including a login identity and password.
  2. Complete the Registration:
    • After receiving a confirmation email, proceed to the VEP portal:
    • Ensure you have downloaded and registered your Touch N’ Go eWallet account beforehand. The app is available on mobile application stores.
  3. Submit Required Documents:
    • Upload necessary documents such as your motor insurance, NRIC, and certificate of entitlement (COE).
  4. Receive Approval:
    • Once your application is approved, you will receive an email notification to choose your collection method for the RFID tag – either courier delivery or self-collection at a VEP collection center in Johor Bahru.
  5. Make Payment:
    • Pay the RM10 fee for the tag online via credit card. Additional delivery and service charges may apply.
  6. Tag Acknowledgment:
    • Upon receiving your RFID tag, log in to the VEP portal and acknowledge the tag by inputting the RFID serial number for validation.

Installing the RFID Tag

The RFID tag can be attached to either the top left corner of your windscreen or the left headlamp. 

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Clean the Surface:
    • Ensure the surface where you plan to attach the tag is clean and dry.
  2. Attach the Tag:
    • Peel the RFID tag from its edges and paste it horizontally on the left headlamp or windscreen. Ensure it is at least 5 centimeters away from any metal part of the vehicle.
  3. Upload a Photo:
    • Take a photo of the attached tag with your car registration number visible and upload it to the VEP portal.
  4. Activation:
    • You will be notified via email once the tag is activated.

Benefits and Usage of the RFID Tag

The RFID tag serves as an identity card for your vehicle and is linked to your Touch N’ Go eWallet. 

It allows you to pay road charges and toll fees using designated RFID lanes at toll booths across Malaysia. 

The tag is valid for five years and can help authorities maintain an accurate database to monitor foreign vehicles and reduce traffic offenses.

Additional Information

  • Non-Transferable: The VEP-RFID tag is unique to each vehicle and cannot be transferred. When selling your vehicle, update the ownership status on the VEP portal to avoid fines.
  • Damaged or Lost Tag: Report any stolen, lost, or damaged tags on the VEP portal and provide a police report to receive a new tag. An administrative fee will apply.
  • Existing Touch ‘n Go RFID Tags: Previous Touch ‘n Go RFID tags are not a substitute for the VEP-RFID tag, which is mandatory for entry.

New VEP Requirements to Take Effect on October 1, 2024

With the new VEP-RFID requirements set to take effect from October 1, 2024, Singaporean motorists planning to drive into Malaysia must ensure their vehicles are properly registered and tagged. 

By following these steps, you can avoid fines and enjoy a smoother cross-border driving experience. Stay informed and compliant to make your travels hassle-free.

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